Tiles to Go: Choosing the Right Tile For Your Bathroom

27 November 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog


Tiles can make or break a bathroom. While a well-chosen tile will complement the decor, size, and lighting of the room, an ill-chosen tile can make your bathroom appear small and cluttered. Choosing the tiles around the existing components of your bathroom, such as any ceramics like the bathtub or toilet, will assist in naturally continuing the flow and aesthetic plan of your bathroom and house as a whole. Whether you're planning to choose tiles for the floor, the walls, or both, the design of your home's interior is paramount. This guide will shed light on the key considerations for choosing tiles, including how to make your bathroom space seem larger and lighter.

Size of the tile

The size of the tile you choose will determine how the tile changes the visual perspective within your bathroom. Large tiles give the room a spacious feeling, while smaller tiles make the space feel more cramped. However, choosing small tiles is necessary if you would like to create a pattern with the tiles, which is particularly important for bordering the walls with rows of tiles. Combining the two can work if the larger tiles are a plain, simple design while the smaller ones are used to add a pop of colour and texture to the room. 

Texture and pattern of the tile

Next, consider the texture and patterns on the tiles you want. While strong, concrete tiles are appropriate for the floor, most homeowners prefer a smoother texture for the walls. Polished stone and ceramic are good options to consider for the walls. 

Colour of the tile

The mood of your bathroom is especially relevant when choosing the tiles' colour. Light colours tend to give a spacious, airy aesthetic while the darker tile options can make the room seem moody and compressed. Combining dark, concrete tiles with decorative, coloured tiles will help the room to achieve balance. Dark tiles are popular for the floor of the bathroom, as they appear cleaner than light tiles. If your bathroom is well-lit, darker tiles will not be a problem unless you want to maximise the distribution of light.

Colour of the grout

As well as choosing the colour of the tiles themselves, you should consider the grout colour that will complement the tiles best. Some homeowners like to have a contrast between the grout and the tiles, while others prefer to keep a smooth flow by using the same colour. A darker grout can bring out the light colours of wall tiles and make them stand out for a unique effect.